Baby Unit – 4 months-2 years
Hi, we are baby unit, our team consists of:
Heidi who has been in the baby unit since January 2007, has a BA in childcare and a vast amount of experience in the UK as well as her native Denmark and Canada. Heidi has a grown up daughter of her own.
Nicola has been at HeadStart since April 2004 and has made the move from the 3-5 year olds room in 2013 to join the baby unit team a big contrast in age range and development, but she finds the babies fun and very rewarding. Since starting at Headstart Nicola has married, had a precious girl and now a little boy(2019).
Gabby joined the team in Baby Unit in April 2015. She has a Level 3 qualification in childcare since 2007 and has since worked with 3 month to 4 year old children. Gabby comes from a large family with lots of nieces and nephews. She and her partner have a little boy born May 2018. Gabby is now expecting twins March/April 2021.
Emma joined the baby unit team in July 2019. Emma was first at HeadStart nursery back in 2015 when she was student training for her level 3 qualification in childcare. Since then she has found her love for working with the under 2’s and has gained 2 years experience in this age range from a previous setting before joining us.
Naomi has been with Headstart on and off since July 2015, firstly as a student then a part of the kanga team and as a bank staff cover during her university time, whilst studying for her degree in childcare. At present she is covering Nicola who is on maternity leave.
Jeff completes the team as he covers all rooms at HeadStart. Jeff has a level 2 qualification and has worked at HeadStart since June 2004; Jeff is married with a young daughter.
Our baby unit is a caring, homely and secure environment that allows the children to grow and develop. We provide fun activities and experiences both indoor and outdoor in our baby unit garden as well as our veranda.
The babies enjoy a variety of activities including music and messy play. Our room is arranged so that if we want to we can split the room in two which can help if we have little babies so that the older ones can play with the pushchairs and sit on activities.
There is a separate sleep room that allows the babies to get their much needed sleep in a cot. We spend a lot of time communicating with every parent and carer to ensure we know every detail about their babies needs ensuring we replicate their home environment and routine as much as we possibly can.
We have our own garden, which has been re furbished and re surfaced; it has a herb garden and a lovely play house, along with a purpose built wooden climbing frame. We like going for walks on the playing fields and to see the ducks in the park as well as going to the playground at Pavillions.